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Council Agenda 6-27-22

The North Little Rock City Council scheduled for Monday, June 27, 2022, will be conducted in person and electronically.

The Mayor, City Clerk, City Attorney will be in the City Council chambers during the meeting and City Council Members have the option to participate in the meeting via ZOOM.

Because of the current COVID-19 crisis, and in accordance with Act 2 of 2020 passed by the Arkansas General Assembly on April 16, 2020, and the recent new declaration of a state-wide health emergency, Council Members will have the option of participation in the meeting via ZOOM.  The Council Chambers will be open to the public, however all attendees are asked to social distance and consider wearing a mask at all times when not actively speaking.

This meeting, as with all City Council meetings, is available for viewing on the internet at https://www.facebook.com/CityofNorthLittleRock/, on the City of North Little Rock’s website http://nlr.ar.gov/government/city_council, and on local access television. 

Applicants on zoning related issues will be able to call into the meeting or be present in the council chambers to be available to answer any questions City Council members may have related to your application.  Please call 501-500-0955 and enter the meeting ID: 967 260 919 between 5:15 p.m. and 5:45 p.m. When prompted for the participant ID, press # or wait.  A staff member will get your name.  You will then be muted and participate in the meeting by listening until your application is called.  If there are any questions about your application, you will be unmuted and given the opportunity to speak.  If you attend in person, please sign in with the City Clerk BEFORE the meeting convenes at 6:00 p.m.

Any persons who wish to speak on any agenda items, during any scheduled public hearings, or during public comment may do so by:

(1) Emailing the North Little Rock City Clerk’s office at [email protected], by 4:00 p.m. prior to the meeting. Emails sent to the City Clerk will be read at the meeting.

(2) Or, call 501-500-0955 between 5:15 p.m. and 5:45 p.m.  Enter the meeting ID: 967 260 919.  When prompted for the participant ID, press # or wait.  A staff member will get your name, address, telephone number and the item you wish to speak on, if applicable. You will then be muted and participate in the meeting by listening until the item you signed up to speak on is called, or until the public comment portion of the meeting.  At that time, you will be unmuted and given the opportunity to speak.

(3) Attend the meeting in person (masks and social distancing encouraged) and sign in with the City Clerk 5 minutes before the meeting is convened at 6:00 p.m.

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The City of North Little Rock welcomes people of diverse cultures and beliefs. Any religious viewpoint expressed during invocation, or at any other time during the meeting, reflects only the personal opinion of the speaker. It is not intended to proselytize, advance, or disparage any religious belief.


COMMUNICATIONS

1.  Petition Restricted Parking District on one block of West 55th Street (dated May 4, 2022).

2. Kenny Stephens, Traffic Department Director, Shamrock Drive Speed Study completed, no speed            hump needed.

 SPECIAL CALL
O-22-57     Mayor Hartwick
Waiving certain sections of the Zoning Ordinance (Ordinance No. 9263) for property located at 3700 Progress Street (for consideration only)

PRESENTATIONS
None 

 

SCHEDULED PUBLIC HEARING(S)

CITIZENS PUBLIC COMMENT ON NUMBERED LEGISLATION 3 minutes

INCLUDES ALL PUBLIC COMMENT

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS
O-22-43      Council Member Taylor
Rezoning property located at 1710 West 18th Street from R3 to R4 Zoning Classification, by amending Ordinance No. 9263; adopting an Amended Land Use Plan for the subject property (applicant: TCB Investments, LLC)
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O-22-52      Council Member Taylor
Granting a Conditional Use to allow an Auto Sales Lot in a C4 zone for property located at 1815 East Broadway Street (applicant: Brooks Autoplex Co.)
Held___________________________________________________________________

O-22-53      Council Member Taylor
Granting a Conditional Use to allow an Auto Sales Lot in a C4 zone for property located at 1723 East Broadway (applicant: Amilcar and Mirian Guzman)
Held___________________________________________________________________

CONSENT ITEMS
R-22-118    Mayor Hartwick
Reappointing Mike Ross to the North Little Rock Civil Service Commission
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R-22-119    Mayor Hartwick
Appointing Vertina Banks to the North Little Rock Senior Citizens Commission
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R-22-120    Mayor Hartwick
Appointing Renee Pierce to the North Little Rock Planning Commission
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R-22-121    Mayor Hartwick
Appointing Virginia Marlin to the Lakewood Recreational Area Improvement District No. 4 Board of Assessment
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R-22-122    Mayor Hartwick
Declaring certain city-owned items and other equipment as surplus; providing for auction thereof
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R-22-123    Mayor Hartwick
Authorizing the Mayor to enter into an Exclusive Listing Agreement with Colliers Arkansas, Inc. to sell approximately 0.96 acres of public land located at 615 West 29th Street
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R-22-124    Mayor Hartwick
Amending the 2022 Budget for the City to include additional expenses in certain budgets
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R-22-125    Mayor Hartwick
Amending the 2022 Budget for the Electric Department to include additional expenses for specified departmental budgets
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NEW BUSINESS
RESOLUTIONS
R-22-126    Mayor Hartwick
Declaring certain buildings, houses and other structures located at 5818 Crystal Hill Road to constitute a public nuisance and condemning said structures; providing a period of time for property owner to abate said nuisance (owner: Harrell Tolbert)
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R-22-127    Mayor Hartwick
Declaring certain buildings, houses and other structures located at 4316 Burkes Avenue to constitute a public nuisance and condemning said structures; providing a period of time for property owner to abate said nuisance (owner: Robert D. Smeby)
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R-22-128    Mayor Hartwick
Declaring certain buildings, houses and other structures located at 1101 Cache River Road to constitute a public nuisance and condemning said structures; providing a period of time for property owner to abate said nuisance (owners: Sherice, Michael and Antonio Williams)
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R-22-129    Mayor Hartwick
Certifying the amount of a clean up lien to be filed with the Pulaski County Tax Collector against property located at 904 North F Street (owner: Charles Gamet – amount $5,024.37)
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R-22-130    Mayor Hartwick
Approving and certifying amounts of liens to be filed with the Pulaski County Tax Collector against certain real properties as a result of grass cutting expenses and abatement of other nuisances
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ORDINANCES
O-22-54      Mayor Hartwick
Amending Section 1.1.1. of the North Little Rock Municipal Code Chapter 4, Buildings and Building Regulations
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O-22-55      Mayor Hartwick
Vacating and abandoning an unused right-of-way located within certain real property donated to the Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT) for the Interstate 30 and Interstate 40 widening and reconstruction project (requested by: Blew & Associates, P.A. – Quattlebaum, Grooms & Tull PLLCI)
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O-22-56      Council Member Robinson
Rezoning property located at 9401 Diamond Drive from I1 to I2 zoning classification, by amending Ordinance No. 9263 (applicant: Bradford Gaines – Colliers)
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PUBLIC COMMENT ON NON-AGENDA ITEMS

All persons wishing to speak must have completed a public comment card and return it to the City Clerk before this meeting is convened; speakers have 3 minutes to address their topic

 

Respectfully submitted,
Diane Whitbey, CAMC / MMC
City Clerk and Treasurer  

 

Words to Live by:
“I drifted into a summer-nap under the hot shade of July, serenaded by a cicadae lullaby, to drowsy-warm dreams of distant thunder.” –Terri Guillemets

 

UPCOMING EVENTS!

Monday – July 4, 2022 – 38th Annual Pops on the River Fireworks 9:30 p.m.

Monday – July 4, 2022 – make your reservations now to view Fireworks from the Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum – tickets are only $15 per person!

For more information, visit our website at www.nlr.ar.gov.

 

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